Small Grains Conference

Rotationally Raised — Making Small Grains Work
July 30th, 2018, 10:00am-5:30pm
Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN

This day-long conference will cover a variety of topics about growing small grains and the benefits of an extended rotation. Nine breakout sessions throughout the day will include sessions on integrating animals with a small grains operation, marketing small grains, the agronomy behind successfully raising small grains and more. Lunch served and a reception will follow the conference.

Registration fees: Registration is required for this conference – please register via this link or call (515) 232-5661, by Monday, July 23. This event is free for PFI members and $40 for non-members.

Conference Program: Access the guide here.

Agronomy TrackLivestock TrackMarkets Track
Breakout I10:40-11:50Weed Control with Small GrainsTriticale and Other Small Grain Silage in Dairy ProductionHow to Sell Small Grains as Cover Crop Seed
Plenary - Benefits of an Extended Rotation12:45-1:45
Breakout II2:00-3:10Small Grains Disease Identification and ManagementSummer Cover Crops for Grazing and Manure ManagementStarting an On-Farm Processing Enterprise for Organic Small Grains
Breakout III3:30-4:40Green Manures 101Feeding Small Grains to LivestockWhat to Expect When Marketing to Breweries

Location: Welcome and registration will be outside of Room 245 on the second floor of the Centennial Student Union on the Minnesota State University-Mankato Campus. For detailed instructions on getting to the student union visit: For a floor plan of the student union visit:

Centennial Student Union
Minnesota State University – Mankato campus
620 S. Rd. Mankato, MN 66001

Parking: Free event parking will be located across the street to the south of the Centennial Student Union in lot 4a, with access from S Rd. Additional paid parking will be available in the Visitor Pay Lot entered via Ellis Ave. For a parking map, click here.

Accomodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the AmericInn Hotel and Suites Mankato for conference attendees. If you would like a room for July 29 or 30 at the reduced block rate request the “Small Grains Conference” block when making your reservation. Reserve by July 15 to access the reduced block rate. Reservations made after July 15 will be at regular hotel rates.

AmericInn Hotel and Suites Mankato – Conference Center
240 Stadium Rd, Mankato, MN 56001